4th Day of Christmas Thread

As 2018 comes to a sudden end the Far Left  BBC goes into full revision of the year to suit its’ biased view .

I think the falling Christmas figures will give just another small push towards subscription funding to finally kill the poisonous creature off .

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360 Responses to 4th Day of Christmas Thread

  1. MarkyMark says:

    The first duty of the (UK) government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    As 200 migrants float across the busiest channel in the world …

    “… there have been 551 asylum claims in Britain from people from other EU countries – like Poland and Spain. All but a handful were turned down – but they cost over £4 million to the British tax payer. So we will end this absurdity ….” – Theresa May – Oct2015 – @25:05

    551 Asylum Claims @ £4 million?! (£7,259 per claim)

    Asylum from Poland and Spain??????

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  3. Eddy Booth says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46704522
    ”The UK will spend more than £100m chartering extra ferries to ease “severe congestion” at Dover, in the case of a no-deal Brexit.
    Over the last few months, additional ferry contracts were awarded to French, Danish and British companies.
    The contingency plans allow for almost 4,000 more lorries a week to come and go from other ports, including Plymouth, Poole, and Portsmouth.”

    Whats this ?
    A pro Brexit story about how the Government is preparing for a huge increase in world trade under a no deal !

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    • StewGreen says:

      ‘ UK will spend more than £100m chartering extra ferries ‘
      .. to help the people smugglers bring in even more ILLEGALS

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  4. Dover Sentry says:

    The illegal immigrants in the English Channel saga is obviously of concern to May as she has deployed the Home Sec and declared it a Major Incident.

    Why?

    I suggest that the saga is further hardening public attitudes towards illegal immigration, and at a time when Brexit and her career are in the balance.

    Nothing will be done, by the way. We know that.

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Comical, I think we have only one boat patroling the channel, and they are scared to add another in case it get’s seen as a taxi, doubling the chances of being sucessfully ferried accross.

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  5. MarkyMark says:

    Our swamp is self draining?

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  6. Guest Who says:

    BBC moves on from Wakanda to Brexit. Sadly no link.
    ****
    BBC Newsbeat

    Over 2018, we spoke to three couples whose relationships might be threatened by Brexit. Childhood sweethearts Jacky and Jeff got engaged by the time we finished filming 👰💖🤵
    .
    ***
    Shame as, so far, #CCBGB.

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  7. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News Video:

    “” 2018 according to Generation Z “”

    “” From Brexit to the World Cup, 2018 has been eventful to say the least. “”

    “” Particularly for Generation Z, the people born in the mid-1990s to the early-2000s. “”

    “” BBC News asked four 18-year-olds living in the West Midlands what life was like being 18 in 2018? “”

    Video journalist: Yusaf Akbar

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-46647400/2018-according-to-generation-z

    Four faces on display, only one white.

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  8. MarkyMark says:

    China will not make the same mistake … Dictator ideology faces dictator ideology … one will win.

    According to the South China Morning Post, city education officials ordered the Pingliang Arabic School in China’s northwestern province of Gansu to close by December 17th. Claims by the authorities that the school does not have operating permits appear dubious since the school has been in business since 1984.

    The closure of the 34-year-old Arabic language school, a charity institution catering to underprivileged students, seems to indicate that some of the draconian anti-Muslim security measures adopted in the heavily Muslim Xinjiang Autonomous Region of western China are now being applied to other Muslim-populated border areas of the country.

    https://bitterwinter.org/anti-muslim-repression-expands-outside-xinjiang/

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  9. StewGreen says:

    Guardian is complaining
    Councils have given thousands of rough sleepers & homeless people one-way train, bus & * flight * tickets to leave areas.

    Sadiq is quoted as saying they often send someone to accompany the person on the flight.

    Well if a foreigner is a problem, it may be economic to send them home.
    And British people might be better off going back MumnDad as well
    “reconnection policies” aim to encourage rough sleepers to voluntarily return to areas where they have family and support networks.
    Not a new story the Indy did it in 2017 #outrageBus

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  10. MarkyMark says:

    “Our Party must speak for the overwhelming majority in our country. Labour is a broad church and can be broader still.”
    – Jeremy Corbyn Labour Conference 2018

    overwhelming majority in our country

    The most recent Census in 2011 highlights that in England and Wales, 80 per cent of the population were white British. Asian (Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, other) ‘groups’ made up 6.8 per cent of the population; black groups 3.4 per cent; Chinese groups 0.7 cent,Arab groups 0.4 per cent and other groups 0.6 per cent.

    overwhelming majority in our country

    According to the 2011 Census, Christianity is the majority religion, followed by Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism in terms of number of adherents. Among Christians, Anglicans are the most common denomination, followed by the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists.

    overwhelming majority in our country

    “In 2016, around 2% of the population identified themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). This has increased from 1.7% in 2015 (a statistically significant increase). London had the largest proportion of the population who identified as LGB (2.7%), which could be associated with a relatively young and diverse population.”

    overwhelming majority in our country

    General Facts and Figures: In Britain over 10 million people have a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability – this is over 18 per cent of the population. The most common types of impairment for adults in Britain are those associated with a difficulty in mobility, lifting and carrying.

    overwhelming majority in our country

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  11. StewGreen says:

    Times : Grenfell teacher upset by claims of fraud
    .. She set up a Just Giving page
    .. it raised £1.4m
    .. Just Giving quite rightly said ‘We don’t just release funds , we have to see your plan which reputable charities you are working with ”
    She took 3 months to do this
    .. and didn’t put any updates on the appeal page.
    .. People wrote upsetting things about her
    …Doh, JG page is set up in a way that you’re supposed to keep giving updates.. so she shouldn’t be upset by comments anyway.

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  12. Dover Sentry says:

    The BBC only challenge opinions that don’t suit their Left wing narrative.

    And they certainly make that bias obvious!

    I’ve lost count of the number of examples that I have posted here in 2018.

    Perhaps next year will be different ? 😉 😉

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  13. MarkyMark says:

    Politicians, Army and Police summed up in 2018 … Happy New Year!

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  14. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online Newsbeat:

    “” ‘We’re not lazy, we’re innovative’ – Generation Z hits back in live debate “”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/41348207/were-not-lazy-were-innovative—generation-z-hits-back-in-live-debate

    60% of the audience are black. The host is black. Of the seven in the front row, the middle three are black.

    Not exactly representative, is it? But something we’ve come to expect from the BBC and it’s bias.

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  15. StewGreen says:

    Couldn’t there a Dunkirk-like flotilla of boats rushing into rescue migrants before the coastguard does and then dropping them back off in France ?

    The smugglers would give up if their customers kept demanding refunds.

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    • JakeTheMuss says:

      That is an absolutely brilliant idea. British government boats may be forced to take the illegals back to the UK but a patriot on a fishing trip in the channel may have other ideas! “Sorry fellas I’m actually on my way over to France but I’d be happy to tow to safety. Sorry, what’s that I can’t hear you over the noise of the engine”!

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  16. Guest Who says:

    Not the BBC, but unique funding works its wonders again. Hope Jon, KGM and Cathy have a great year end.

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  17. StewGreen says:

    Top lawyer 47 jumps off cliff after after female colleagues made accusationss about his Christmas party behaviour
    … Badly handled since it left 2 kids without a dad.

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  18. theisland says:

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  19. StewGreen says:

    Gov reckons it can’t find enough Islamist prisoners to put in one of the three special Islamist units , Woodhill

    …yeh the prison they moved TR to, which he said was full of Muslim prisoners harassing him.

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    • maxincony says:

      StewGreen,

      …yeh the prison they moved TR to, which he said was full of Muslim prisoners harassing him.

      Dearie me, Stew, two logical fallacies in one post?

      1) Muslim does not equal Islamist.

      2) “which he said…

      Lennon is a serial fraudster and a habitual liar. You must know this, yet you pretend to yourself otherwise?

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      SG
      (2:59am)
      Is this the megatroll who I have read about on BBBC?

      Who does not come out in the daylight because he does not cast a shadow, or an argument.

      Nothing to be feared if this is an example of its intellectual prowess.
      Back under the bridge O Norwegian named one.

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      • StewGreen says:

        @LastChance yes looks like he’s been released on parole againan straight away jumps on here to plip all over the threads like a pigeon, in an attempt to spoil them.

        Mxi goes for the fallacy of Misrepresentation
        “Muslim does not equal Islamist”
        In my post I never said they are the same
        I never said they are the same thing so Mxi is.

        Then he ad homs TR, without giving any evidence.

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      • Guest Who says:

        LCS.

        Recharging batteries for months only to short circuit on the first late night outing.

        The lack of overt Ad Homs might have made the welcome more effusive had not the calibre and volume of these damp powder efforts been so dire, so sadly they remain as tired as a BBC Press post.

        Still, looking ahead to 2019, they have served as a reminder at least to watch out for potentially poor phrasing. Which BBC Editorial is incapable of doing.

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  20. StewGreen says:

    Musk , ‘yeh that libel suit shhould be thrown out, cos it was just Twitter’
    … he called the British cave rascue key man, a paedo

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    • Guest Who says:

      That of course should be laughable.

      Until you realise that in the U.K. police forces have teams to ensure you go to jail to die for less.

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  21. StewGreen says:

    From the London Black newspaper
    suing for £150K , cos army didn’t recognize thst black people need special treatment as regards cold weather.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Blimey, if his claim is successful, then France had better watch out – the families of those who were in the desert as part of the French Foreign Legion could be in for huge payouts for not allowing the recruits to mince about in only their budgie smugglers !!!!

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      SG
      You wait until he finds out the enemy are using real bullets.
      ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

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  22. StewGreen says:

    LinkedIn backed secret social media campaign that stopped
    controversial Republican Roy Moore winning a senate seat

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  23. StewGreen says:

    What prog was the third highest complaints to Ofcom this year ?
    What action did they take ?

    … stitch-up-land

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    • StewGreen says:

      The prog that wss the third most complained about was Sky’s trickily edited stitch-up interview with Tommy Robinson
      Ofcom said it was all OK

      Unbelievable

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  24. LastChanceSaloon says:

    Here is the lovely gold medallist Yuna Kim, at the post 2010 Olypmic Ice Skating Exhibition.
    The music is the Meditation from the opera Thais, composer Jules Massenet.

    You did not deserve this treat. You all voted for Brexit. You evil people.
    This is what you deserve.


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  25. StewGreen says:

    News hidden on Xmas eve
    Archbishop’s man in the Vatican, Bernard Ntahoturi from Burundi quits over sex case

    The Archbishop of Canterbury’s personal ambassador to the Vatican has resigned after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

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  26. Guest Who says:

    The BBC house journal explains all.

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      GW – “How to talk about sex with your children”

      Anna Moore received a grade one reprimand after your post.
      The article title is now “How to talk to your children about sex”.

      The Guardian, at least on this occasion, notes the change.
      “The headline on this article was amended after its initial publication to eradicate some clumsy phrasing.”

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    • Guest Who says:

      The house journal is currently on quite a roll.

      They’re just pissed because this makes their guilt by association hit jobs look obvious too.

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  27. Guest Who says:

    I like the cut of her jib.

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    • Demon says:

      Angelina Jolie with fake lips joins the fake news experts to discuss fake news. It’s a bit like going to Goebbels to discuss propaganda.

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  28. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, elsewhere on the bbc, yet another division I confess to being unaware of until now…

    Imagine that on your card at the NUJ New Party.

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  29. Guest Who says:

    Is money involved? Somehow Beeboids lauding Beeboids rarely impresses.

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  30. Guest Who says:

    Sometimes you do have to wonder if the BBC is even in the same solar system.

    Told mine if they ever have a problem with old white men they might like to reflect on what grandad did for them, and where what has been on the table these last few weeks came from.

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  31. Guest Who says:

    It occurs to me that an FOI needs to go in on how many times a bbc spokesweasel is quoted with a suggestion of gender one way or the other. Better be 50:50.

    All rather pointless as it might actually be a BBC parrot for all anyone knows, or cares, as what happens in the Bbc stays in the bbc.

    And then there is the unspoken question on additional genders.

    Of course, no matter what, they ensure there can be no follow up questions.

    Broadcast. Only.

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  32. Guest Who says:

    Tucked away… there… at the bottom: ‘accused of’.

    Without which the BBC could not function.

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      Thanks for posting, GW.

      This feature is a nothing-story. It’s a BBC attempt to transfer the blame from the globally vast excesses of Islam to a minor error of those who support Judaism.

      The BBC support Islam, but hate Israel and anything connected with Judaism. By a strange coincidence, this is the same attitude as the Far-Left/Labour.

      Could there be some sort of commonality here…..

      Quakers next, perhaps?

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      • maxincony says:

        Dover Sentry,

        This feature is a nothing-story. It’s a BBC attempt to transfer the blame from the globally vast excesses of Islam to a minor error of those who support Judaism.

        #minor error

        Of course, because reporting any crime that doesn’t involve Muslims demonstrates that the BBC is “pro-muslim”.

        Superb.

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        • G.W.F. says:

          Welcome back Maxicony aka Yaxley Cony.
          I see you are supporting the muslim community. Well done. Do your friends know about your enjoyment of fisting? Is it halal?

          The comment you appear to attack does not itself claim that the BBC is pro Muslim. The proof of that is in almost every news report from your favourite broadcaster.

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    • maxincony says:

      Guest Who,

      Tucked away… there… at the bottom: ‘accused of’.

      Tucked away… there… in the headline.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46708691

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      • Guest Who says:

        Golly, you are right, it is there, in the headline, and elsewhere.

        ‘Accused of’.

        Without which the bbc could not function. A term whose misuse does not concern you, but whose variable location or prominence you think offers opportunity.

        Still on nights? Welcome back.

        Here are a few more to play with (some grudgingly conceded and/or corrected without fanfare by the bbc, so trickier to dismiss).

        https://bbcwatch.org/2018/12/30/the-bbc-2018-fake-news-and-fact-checking/

        If this is your return salvo having regrouped, lol.

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        • StewGreen says:

          I took it as GW was making a point about the Tweet
          that “accused” appears at the bottom of the tweet

          I think he was trying to convey that similar negative stories about Islam .. are not treated the same.
          ..and that reporting is much more restrained.

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          • LastChanceSaloon says:

            SG – restrained = absent.

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          • Guest Who says:

            This is a good take, especially the relativity of bbc coverage.

            What is interesting is the bbc, and Maxi, steered clear of the fact it seems they were actually charged, until the copy.

            In fact the story bounces around between accusation and charge, with ‘reportedly’, another bbc vague fave, used twice.

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  33. Oldspeaker says:

    An oldie YouTube piece, I believe there is a sequel. The first guest appears to be regurgitating what he’s? been told to think and I detect a conflict between what he’s saying and his inner common sense, almost as if he’s never really thought about it before.

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  34. taffman says:

    “UK to spend £108m on no-deal ferries”
    Funny how all the grief caused by Brexit only appears to be one side of the Channel ? Strange, when the EU exports far more to us than we do to the EU. The EU puts tariffs on the UK and the UK puts tariffs on the EU. The UK wins hands down! Project fear will up the anti as we appear to be getting close to Freedom .

    Mrs Chamberlain has given Al Beeb and the MSM over two years to change the mindset of the Brexiteers instead of preparing for independence. The delay has allowed the Remoaners to keep up the drive for a second referendum. We should have left two years ago.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Taffman,
      This was reported as though it’s a bad thing . Remainers and the ReichEU really needs to come to terms that in 90 days time we can burn the foreign ReichEU flags, pay any legal bills and get on with being a free country within the WTO .

      Then the HRA and common law contamination from EU decisions can be put right. As well as pulling up the draw bridge .
      As an aside the Spanish PM has said there will be reciprocal rights for British passport holders living in Spain if we agree the same . So bi lateral agreements can be made . I don’t know if the BBC has reported this – some how they wouldn’t see the welfare of 600 000 ( white ) british in Spain as important .

      They’d rather go on about West Indians on a ship from 50 years ago or a tragedy in s towerblock 6 months ago.

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    • Dover Sentry says:

      Taff,

      I cannot understand why we would need more ferries after Brexit.

      I suggest we should close our harbours to Europe and trade with the rest of the world.

      Who would be hurt the most between us and Europe?

      Not us.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Dover – I think you are being irresponsible suggesting such an idea . Where else is the bubble going to get pesto and sun dried tomatoes drizzled in olive oil . ?

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        • BRISSLES says:

          And not forgetting baby button mushrooms from…. Poland (as I reported earlier in the week).

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      • maxincony says:

        Dover Sentry,

        I suggest we should close our harbours to Europe and trade with the rest of the world. Who would be hurt the most between us and Europe? Not us.

        I’m going to stop buying my groceries from the Lidl across the road and start buying them from a corner shop in Taiwan 6,000 miles away.

        Who is going to hurt the most?

        Not me.

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        • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

          Heyyyyyyyyyyy Maxi! Where have you been? We’ve been worried about you!

          Taffman will be delighted.

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        • StewGreen says:

          Fallacy of the false analogy
          Food from Africa etc. easily arrives in the UK the only thing is the EU protectionist tariffs make it more expensive than otherwise

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          • StewGreen says:

            Max’s is analogy with getting his shopping from Taiwan is false

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            • Up2snuff says:

              It certainly, is, Stew.

              maxi has forgotten, Viet Nam restaurants open where Vietnamese settle in London; pretty soon Vietnamese supermarkets open to service both sets of customers.

              maxi has also forgotten, Polish Doctors and plumbers come to the UK; not long after, Polish supermarkets open.

              maxi, I suggest a long post-Christmas walk up the Green Lanes in London for you. Start at Newington Green and keep going until you reach Enfield Town. It will be an eye-opener for you but keep your eyes open as you go, for shotgun-users and any other miscreants.

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        • Up2snuff says:

          maxi, a belated Happy Christmas to you and good wishes for the New Year.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Max – welcome back – as usual you are completely right on all things . Happy Christmas and a cut and paste New Year .

          Really missed you learned opinion on fellow posters .

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    • maxincony says:

      taffman,

      EU exports far more to us than we do to the EU.

      So you’re still trotting out the same old slogan “they need us more…”, despite everything that’s happened in the last two years?

      44% of UK trade goes into the EU. 7% of EU trade comes into the UK. Yes the rest of the EU will suffer but the idea that they will suffer more than us is pure fantasy. Do you understand the difference between 44% and 7%?

      Sorry, stupid question; you’d rather just repeatedly trot out some slogans because that’s all you’ve got.

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      • Dover Sentry says:

        44% of our trade goes via European ports to global destinations.

        Try and get it right, Maxi 😉

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        • Up2snuff says:

          maxi, DS is correct. It should also be remembered that EU trade with the world is declining, not growing. An excellent reason – on its own – for voting to leave the EU. However, those who bandy around stats for Project Fear often do so within days of hand-wringing, by themselves or others, over austerity and debt. Especially debt that will have to be paid off by grandchildren and future great-grandchildren.

          A great deal of that debt has come from …..

          … yes, you guessed correctly …….

          …. the time of our membership of, and trading with, the EU.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Maxi’s answers are for the most part dependent on MISREPRESENTING other people’s arguments, and being nasty to make people feel bad.. I pity him.

        “EU exports far more to us than we do to the EU.”
        @Taffman’s statement is true
        It is cherrypicking when you start talking about EU percentages , cos of course in general countries trade more with the countries right next to them, the further way an EU country is from the UK the smaller our trade with them . So if you take the nearest countries the effect to them is much more than 7%,
        If you moved further back and added in countries say Ukraine, Morocco , Ukraine etc. then you could drag that percentage down even further.

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      • taffman says:

        Well Hello Maxitroll! Welcome back.
        You are the best advert we have for Brexit and getting rid of the telly tax. Where, oh where have you been ?
        Some say that you were travelling or emigrated to Europe while others say you have been locked up in ‘hospital’. Are you back at Al Beeb?
        Have you voted here yet ? ……………………….
        https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/end-the-bbc-licence-fee
        Enjoy.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Maxi – UK funds 20% of Reich EU funds – even they have said its the equivalent of 17 small countries leaving . One of those facts the BBC chooses not to mention .

        Bit like the promise of citizen rights made by the Spanish PM yesterday so long as it’s reciprocal . Cut out the corrupt Brussels middleman and reshape Europe without the need of a United Srates of Europe . Another discussion in which the BBC chooses not to engage .

        Still good to have you back . Hope all is well and you stay with us as we count down the days…..

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  35. theisland says:

    https://www.conservatives.org.au/abbott_government_launches_operation_sovereign_borders_to_stop_the_boats

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  36. Fedup2 says:

    The island –
    I can’t see the bit about attaching a tow rope and pulling the boats back to France . Give them a few ReichEU flags and tell how great it is ….

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    • taffman says:

      Question : If the ReichEU is so good , why are there so many ‘boat people’ leaving and shipping across the Channel to ‘Racist’ Blighty ?

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      • Lefty Wright says:

        taffman
        Because we are simply the best and the world has heard about it. Why wouldn’t they come? I think it’s probably time to bring down the curtain on Mr nice guy.

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        • taffman says:

          Mr nice guy has been sorely abused for too long.
          Al Beeb has been part of that abuse. Time it was closed down in the interest of the Nation.

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          • BRISSLES says:

            Mr Nice Guy, is also Mr Gullible, I mean, politicians and refugee/migrant do-gooders are the only ones who believe that every ‘huddled and desperate’ migrant who attempts to get to the UK, actually have family here !

            Many talking heads in recent days have said there will be a tragedy in the Channel soon. And ? if it happens it happens, I wont be shedding any tears.

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            • theisland says:

              Whatever the answer is it should involve:

              zero tolerance
              more ships/boats (ours)
              a coordinated response – including the RN/military
              and no reliance on French cooperation

              In short, nothing our government is capable of.

              We could, and should, build more ships with £39 billion.

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  37. Guest Who says:

    What’s this, I thought…

    But I see he is merely following in the footsteps of Polly, Ben Bradshaw, Gavin Esler, Paul Mason, etc…

    All, by sheer coincidence, headed in the same direction.

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    • LastChanceSaloon says:

      GW – EUmyths.
      No EU army.
      No more talks about Turkey joining.
      Ever Closer Union.
      Whatever it takes.
      0% Greek youth unemployment
      0% Spanish youth unemployment.
      EU accounts audited, not one Euro missing.
      Juncker is teetotal.
      Merkel is not a traitor.
      May is not a traitor.
      Corbyn is not a cretin.

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  38. StewGreen says:

    People here on this blog often stereotype the attitude of BBC management
    Does their choice of prog , that is on Radio4 now confirm this ?
    \\ This series charts the story of how a young Christian couple came to entrust the care of their little daughter to a Muslim family that lived nearby in 1990s Watford.
    They were strangers but the couple – Peris Mbuthia and Martin Gitonga – needed help, as immigrants from Kenya working in low paid jobs with a child to support and no family to step in.
    They were struggling and their relationship was under strain. Early one morning, Martin left his flat with six month old Sandra zipped inside his jacket and handed her over to the Zafars across the road while he went to work at a warehouse. //
    … yep it does
    …A black African couple, living across the road from Muslim couple is so BBC.
    That ticks so many of their boxes.

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    • quisquose says:

      They must be constantly looking for stories like this.

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      • Dover Sentry says:

        It will soon be an EastEnders script. The BBC must be drooling.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          From our own correspondent did a great job at humanising ISIS terrorists by reporting on one who joined but after 5 days wanted to ‘ go home’.

          Naturally the BBC didn’t mention the kind of killing torture and rape captured on camera . In fact it was sympathise to their ‘ plight’. Killing on sight came to mind ….

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    • StewGreen says:

      The narrator has a strange Canadian accent
      ah they played a trick cos at the end we found the narrator was the girl Sandra who was the baby at the beginning.
      Hr father had been in Britain on some kind of Bible study visa, so after 8 years his extension was refused and the family returned to Kenya
      .. Then they migrated to the US and finally Canada where they live.
      Link for that story.
      One sad thing at the end was the elder daughter of the Muslim family was complaining as she felt she had at 18 had this baby sitter role foisted on her .. then after 5 years the child had gone off to Kenya so she felt she needed her own baby and had ended up getting married and having a baby too quickly having never had any years of freedom.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bkv4f7

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    • maxincony says:

      StewGreen,

      …A black African couple, living across the road from Muslim couple is so BBC.
      That ticks so many of their boxes.

      Stew, you appear to spend all day, every day, scouring the BBC for Blacks and/or Muslims; and if you find any, pointing at them; “look at this” #poorme #notfair #waah.

      Those are your ’tick boxes’. Not the BBC’s. Yours.

      For someone so ready to accuse others of “projection” you have an astonishing lack of self awareness.

         4 likes

      • LastChanceSaloon says:

        m
        “For someone so ready to accuse others of “projection” you have an astonishing lack of self awareness.”

        You might want to read that again.
        Funniest post this year, unintentionally.

        “scouring”
        Nobody has to do any scouring to find BBC bias.
        The problem is recording it all without a £4 billion budget.

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        • StewGreen says:

          Ha @LastChance ..poor Max is in a hole, and digging, with his unintentionally ironic post

          “scouring” says Max
          I said “prog , that is on Radio4 now”
          So again Max is MISREPRESENTING
          .. if I am commenting on a prog that is on right now, that’s not scouring, rather it was a case of me switching on the radio and finding the BBC yet again spitting its agenda in my face.
          I have no problem in having full diversity properly proportionately represented in progs … Lets have progs with all people in Africa, Arab, Scousers, Make’ems etc.
          What I was commenting on is the is the BBC’s UNDIVERSITY, cos they spit the same agenda in our faces all the time.

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      • Anne says:

        “you appear to spend all day, every day, scouring the BBC for Blacks and/or Muslims”

        “Scouring”? It’s the BBC that “scours” the country looking for Blacks/Muslims to shoehorn into its programming.

        SE Asians? Virtually invisible.

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        • LastChanceSaloon says:

          Anne
          “SE Asians? Virtually invisible.”
          Because they have high intelligence, have adopted Western science, are industrious, and have prospered.
          Unlike the groups favoured by the BBC.

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  39. Dover Sentry says:

    BBC Online News:

    “”US-China trade: Trump TOUTS progress in talks for deal””

    “”Mr Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on Saturday and that talks were “moving along very well”. “”

    “”Mr Trump did not offer more detail on what specific progress was being made.””

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46710858

    So BBC, why did you use the word ‘tout’? He is the democratically elected President of the USA . Is the term ‘tout’ appropriate? Would you have applied this to Clinton had she been elected?

       24 likes

    • maxincony says:

      Dover Sentry,

      So BBC, why did you use the word ‘tout’? He is the democratically elected President of the USA . Is the term ‘tout’ appropriate? Would you have applied this to Clinton had she been elected?

      Obama TOUTS high healthcare enrolment after deadline

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26839631

      Over four years ago and still no apology from the the BBC for use of the word “TOUT”. You must be apoplectic with rage by now?

         7 likes

      • StewGreen says:

        Max , like a stopped clock can be occasionally right.
        Yes the BBC did use the word once with Obama, but @DS’s point is that with Trump it is the BBC’s habit to use loaded language in headlines about him, not just occasionally.
        And they often ran very positive narratives about Obama, but BBC don’t run with postive narratives about Trump nor Brexit.

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  40. G.W.F. says:

    Gun man attacks a bus at Wood Green.
    Bullet holes in bus and the cops found evidence of firearms being used Elementary Watson, bullet holes are caused by firearms being used.

    Story will have to be re-written and evidence buried before the Mayor reads the morning papers.
    No violence in London.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6535225/Gunman-blasts-double-decker-bus-north-London-station-just-midnight.html?ito=social-facebook

       20 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      GWF
      I know Londonistan bus drivers enjoy throwing passengers about with the third world quality of their driving but using a shot gun as a protest is a bit much . Mind you in vibrant Wood Green it’s probably an expression of culture .

         24 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Guardian reports that Russia has published details of BBC employees operating in their country .
        That opens up the potential for Russia to hack BBC staff details operating in another foreign country – Blighty . The BBC is always shouting about ‘ accountability ‘ so wouldn’t it be great to see their employees made ‘ accountable’ . ?

           19 likes

        • tapwatertory says:

          It’s true. Read all about it on ‘biasedBBCski.com’

          Here’s a little gem for our Saturday night.

          It’s a funny old world!

             20 likes

          • Oaknash says:

            Extremely funny – but also quite frightening.
            As the chap here said it seems very subjective. A gift for somebody who has their own agenda.
            Could be a nice little job for our friend Maxi?

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          • StewGreen says:

            Context : Islam is an ideological club, just as the Tory party is
            So you should be able to substitute the word Islamic Faith for “Tory party” in Sturgeon’s tweet, and it be OK and not need to report it as a “hate incident”.
            Let’s look at Sturgeon’s tweet. Does it look like it is hatey ?


            Police Scotland website
            http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/advice-for-victims-of-crime/hate-crime/what-is-hate-crime/

            A hate incident is any incident that is not a criminal offence,
            but something which is perceived by the victim or *any other person*
            to be *motivated by hate or prejudice*.

            NS’s motivation for her tweet is that she is prejudiced against & hates Tories.
            But the police call handler puts him on hold, checks with a colleague
            and comes back with “She was just expressing an opinion, so we wouldn’t be able to take it forward”
            “We would need to come to speak to you ”
            He Goodfella replies “So the police are telling us to report Hate when we see it , and that we can report this anonymously, obviously it won’t be anonymous if you have to come around to speak to me about it”
            Call handler “There is nothing in that tweet that we would take as a HATE crime”
            .. that is true cos he is calling under the definition of “Hate Incident” she’s moved the goal posts to talk about “Hate Crime”

            I am surprised no one has done a blog about this

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    • StewGreen says:

      * The 221 bus to Edgware came under fire just after midnight this morning
      * A driver was taken to hospital with superficial injuries from broken glass
      A bus driver suffered a cut to his forehead from flying glass after gunshots were fired at a double-decker bus outside a north London bus station in the early hours of the morning.

      Someone shooting at a bus , even though luckily no proper injury does seem like a big deal
      but almost no tweets today about it
      I checked Gab … it’s quiet anyway

         26 likes

    • Oaknash says:

      Could these be “diversity” holes?

         17 likes

  41. Dover Sentry says:

    As an aside.

    I am now using Netflix. It costs £9 per month for films, drama and documentaries. It’s free if you know someone who has the account already.

    I use youtube and other free online resources for news.

    Unfortunately, my wife lurves BBC/ITV reality rubbish, and abandoning the BBC Telly Tax is not yet an option.

    Any technical advice will be gratefully received.

       23 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Dover – I’m edging nearer to Netflix/ amazon prime – don’t tempt me ….

         13 likes

      • Fedup2 says:

        Disturbing news from Gatwick Airport that some of the drone sightings may have been … sussex Police drones looking for drones .

        I wonder if Sussex police are going to arrest themselves ?

           35 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        Do it.

        Just binging on Vikings, though frankly they are pussies compared with the betraying cutthroats of today.

           13 likes

    • Oaknash says:

      Dover – have you tried divorce?

         9 likes

      • imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

        Dover
        The first step is maybe get another telly in a spare room for netflix but insist your wife pays the TV Licence if she wants to watch crappy soap operas and Strictly Ethnic Bake Off.

        If no luck there then follow Oaknash’s advice, get another wife 🙂

           3 likes

        • StewGreen says:

          If you haven’t used the full term on your marriage licence
          and then you cancel
          .. do you get some money back on the fee for it ?

             2 likes

  42. Guest Who says:

    A nice comment on the bbc house journal.

    They too, of course, enjoy ‘unique funding’, but not as unique as that of the bbc.

       30 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      The Guardian is full of deranged people writing delusional rubbish for the mentally disturbed to read.

         22 likes

      • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

        Maybe we should all have to buy a newspaper license for say £145 per year.
        Prison for those who don’t pay or who say they only read other newspapers.
        For that we get a copy of the guardian each week.
        Or perhaps for a combined £290 per year we can watch bbbc and read the guardian.

           18 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Double, they probably think and say exactly the same about us, … er … me.

        To be fair, it was an Op Ed from an independent, not a staffer.

        However, the Guardian (staffers) have been at various times virulently ‘anti-car’ and would, no doubt, support high parking charges, taxes and extra taxes on road fuels, CO2 charges on vehicles, NOx charges on vehicles, expensive safety checks, compulsory insurance, taxes on insurance, pedestrian precints, car exclusions, high Business Rates* and would also be tacitly in favour of, if not actually supporting vocally, high public transport costs due to strangled competition and lack of alternatives.

        Unless, of course you are a well-heeled Guardian staffer or reader, used to summoning taxis at a click of the iPhone. I have this to say to you, dear Guardian. You may wish to buck the market. Many have tried. Perhaps most notable among them was a famous female, Conservative, Prime Minister. She failed.

        In your desire to ‘save the High Street’ you will also fail unless you abandon the policies and taxes and restrictions you hold so dear.

        You cannot buck the market.

        (* Dear Guardian, please remember that the current high Business Rates and Council Tax are a Labour-approved and acceptable tax that was foisted on a Conservative government who tried – albeit clumsilly and fecklessly – to introduce a much lower cost alternative.)

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    • Anne says:

      HMV? Records/CDs? I don’t understand this addiction to collecting things for the sake of it. It seems to be a male thing – can I still say that in 2018/9?

      We have a relative who has started collecting vinyl. It seems to be the cool thing to do. He heard that it sounds better than digital, any digital, so he bought what seems to me to be a ridiculously expensive turntable and, this is the best part, hooked it up with some difficulty to a very ordinary stereo system from John Lewis. Seems to me a bit like buying a Leica lens and attaching it to a Kodak Instamatic camera (if such a thing were possible).

      My other (more technical) half upset him by pointing out that the master recordings of his rapidly expanding vinyl collection were almost certainly digital in the first place.

      He should use the turntable for making pottery (you should see the thing – it’s big enough). He’d get more satisfaction out of it in the long run.

         23 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        Anne, loved the post and the analogy. Unfortunately, the original recordings were probably on tape. Not the string stuff piled around or blowing in the wind from a discarded plastic container in the gutter but rather wider tape.

        It was that wide tape (together with some clever ideas, by George Martin for example, and the application of an engineer’s thumb to a spindle) that brought wonderful sounds to us, even via cassette tape, CD, DVD and MP3 player. 😉

           8 likes

        • Scroblene says:

          Oh yes, Up!

          “that brought wonderful sounds to us”…

          That fabulous beginning to ‘I feel fine’ was down to a feedback cock-up!

          I must go and have a rub down with my new copy of Garage band now – you’ve started it!

             2 likes

          • Up2snuff says:

            Scrobie, hope I get a credit on your album. 😉 Actually, if you want some production input ….

               2 likes

  43. StewGreen says:

    R4 Profile : This week : Melania Trump
    #1 The BBC tried to be subtle in their sneering, not the blatant hit job
    #2 Nobody tweeted about the prog, which is very strange
    (of course the BBC didn’t promote it unlike how it does with other favoured topics)

    The prog played the Trump sleazetalk comment tape in full ..and then MT saying ‘I don’t recognise that as my normal husband’
    ..They talked about them sleeping in separate beds
    FFS their youngest child isn’t that old.
    They said the rumours about her being an escort weren’t true

    #3 Why wait did BBC 2 year after the election, to do this profile ?
    Michelle Obama was profiled just 3 weeks after he announced as he would stand in 2008 !
    #4 Becky Milligan made a big thing of going to Slovenia , and Melania’s small town, and played a clip of her walking around and people refusing to talk about Melania
    .. But when I am in Slovenia I would NOT open by speaking in English “Excuse me I want to ask you about Melania”
    of course people blocked the beeboid.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001sxw

       19 likes

  44. Celtic_Mist says:

    Just reposting this

    GWF,

    You prompted me to look into what you meant by the ‘post science agenda of the left’ when as we all should know that science, or rather scientism, is the new religion of the left.

    I have attached the link to the article but briefly what it says is that the left have imposed a ‘group think’ regime on scientific research where results that don’t fit the ideology are not only rejected but also vehemently attacked at all levels.

    It explains why the BBC will not allow anyone to question Climate Change

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/real-war-science-14782.html

       21 likes

  45. Guest Who says:

    Cannot. Wait. Hold. On. So. Can.

       9 likes

  46. Zelazek says:

    Oh dear! I made the mistake of listening to Radio Four’s Sunday programme this morning. A special edition on immigration and religion. I suppose it did inspire me with religious sentiment. I am now looking forward to dies irae – the day of wrath – when the wicked (BBC Religion and Ethics Commissioners) are confounded and doomed to flames of woe.

    Where to start? Item after item from the progressive standpoint. Aside after aside affirming left-wing myths. Somebody said something to the effect that there is a solidarity between all the ethnic groups in Birmingham. Really?

    There was a story of a church in Stoke losing all but three of its white English members when the vicar, the Rev Sally Smith, decided to transform her church into a kind of refugee centre. We could have done with an interview with one of the people who had left the church. Wouldn’t that have been good reporting? No, we got nothing except the implication that they were all old racists who were going to die soon anyway.

    A Hindu couple who voted leave and were against current levels of immigration because it was destroying the Christian character of this country were treated with incredulity.

    Some professor put forward the view that immigration is beneficial for Christianity. The number of people describing themselves as Christian has declined in areas where there has been little immigration but in high-immigration London the number has slightly increased. Ergo, he implied, immigration is a good thing for the traditional religion of these islands. Have you ever heard such duplicity? The weasel words of the progressive left find no better outlet than the religious programmes of the BBC.

    There was one female voice – it might have been the Rev Sally Smith, I can’t remember – who put forward her view that we must have compassion, citing Jesus as her inspiration. It is a mistake to stress one virtue at the expense of all other considerations. I notice more women than men doing this but it’s common amongst all well-meaning, left-leaning, wishy-washy religious types. They seem to believe that all they need to negotiate the complexities of life is a monocular emotional attitude – often of compassion or love but never the cardinal virtue of prudence. These types also seem to regard Jesus as some kind of Liberal Democrat activist. But Jesus was not into politics. The only thing he ever said about politics was that you should pay your taxes. His whole message – lefties never appreciate this – was about man’s relation to God. It was not about tax policies to redistribute wealth. It was not about immigration policies or nuclear disarmament policies or any of the other causes onto which they seek to co-opt the Son of Man.

       41 likes

    • BRISSLES says:

      Christianity in this country is gradually being eroded away in leaps and bounds. The influx of mainly muslim migrants who then prolifically breed to ensure the continuation of their religion, is the main death knell for the eradication of Christianity.

      I also believe that once the Queen dies, and Charles becomes King it will be another nail in the coffin. He has said on many occasions that he wants to be the head of Faiths rather than ‘faith”, so the stranglehold of other religions will be almost complete. By the time Prince William, and certainly Prince George (if there is still a monarchy) takes the throne, Christianity will most certainly be a minority faith, and thankfully I will no longer be around to witness.

         19 likes

    • Up2snuff says:

      Excellent post, Z.

      It is true that the Christian church (in London and some other areas has benefitted) but I can also think of where it has also caused problems. I think of a group in West Hampstead – about twenty years ago – where there was a scandal over a variety of things, not just Prosperity Gospel preaching & exploitation.

      No doubt those in favour of widespread inward migration will point out that the indigenous (mostly ‘white’) Christian church has always been subject to wrong-doing and everyone on here is probably familiar with the usual BBC Sunday Programme litany of same, or – more correctly – litany of shame.

      However, knowingly and deliberately supporting illegal activity – the trafficking of people – is going against what Christians have been speaking out against in the UK and campaigning against for over 250 years.

      Christians (and Jews) will always be a ‘soft touch’ for help in times of trouble. Government and the Alt-Left/Right cannot look the other way on one illegality and then not just expect the church to step in to mend their broken pieces but also to then prosecute that same Christian church for its own wrongdoings.

      That is not how the Law works.

      Or should work, in a decent, civilised society.

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  47. fakenewswatcher says:

    “Britain is soft!” says an Iranian journalist , who is writing a book called ‘Game’, on the small-boat Channel crossings by Iranians and others. Paddy O Connel asked her why, when there is the whole of Europe to apply for asylum, the boat people want to come to Britain.
    His programme on R4 is usually leftish, so today you can also listen to an anti-Trump song.
    But today his Iranian guests reveal that the asylum process is easiest in Britain. Nothing about speaking English or visiting relatives. You don’t even need an identity card, when you’re in.
    Britain is soft! When all the analysis is over, in our heart of hearts, this is the reason we’ve all known, applies. Underneath all the twaddle about Sadij cutting short his holiday, Gold commanders and cutter shortages, ‘migrants’ know they can expect rescue, kindness and that they won’t be sent back.
    Maybe they also noticed who it was mostly lived in the Grenfell Towers of this world and concluded that Britain was the natural immigration centre for everyone from anywhere. Sorry to have to refer to this tragedy to make this point -about what message goes out on our TV channels, but that conclusion seems inevitable.

       48 likes

    • cromwell says:

      Yes I heard that she said immigrants preferred claiming asylum in UK as we are soft and it didn’t bother them that the public wouldn’t be happy about it. We are absolute mugs in this country and people just complain and roll over.

         25 likes

  48. LastChanceSaloon says:

    2018-12-29 BBC News Europe
    “Italy budget: Parliament passes budget after EU standoff”

    Italy reduces budget after EU pressure. Because Italy is a fascist state, it must be punished.

    The BBC missed an opportunity here, to compare and contrast.

    2018-12-26 Reuters
    “European Union will accept France running a budget deficit higher than the EU’s 3 percent ceiling next year,
    as long as it is a one-off event, EU Budget Commissioner Guether Oettinger said on Thursday.
    France said last week that its headline deficit could grow to 3.2 percent of output next year from 2.8 percent initially planned.”

    This is why we are leaving the EUSSR.

       24 likes

  49. Oldspeaker says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46714293

    “Morocco tourist murders: Swiss-Spanish national arrested”
    For some reason created an image of the hucksters favorite, 3 cups and find the ball. A well over rounded book if ever I saw one.

       12 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      ‘Swiss-Spanish’ is to X as ‘cuts to the neck’ is to X SOP usually in the unique BBC lexicon of ‘cover…age’.

         10 likes

  50. G says:

    Here’s one for the conspiracy theorists who follow US politics and monitor the MSM’s anti-Trump Swamp agenda.
    If, anyway in the slightest bit correct, there’s a serious political upheaval heading toward the US and in particular, the “Swamp” / Globalist/NWO / “Deep State”.

    “He who laughs last, laughs the longest”

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